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Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$309*
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London, United Kingdom
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This place could be a paradise but there are those small things that matter that the management needs to work on. The beach isn't great and the food was so disappointing. A place like this needs to be top notch whether that is service, small touches or good food. It was like something you buy in Sainsbury's and do not...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I chose this resort to end what was a surprise birthday trip for my husband. We were so looking forward to this place and yet we were so disappointed. I paid for a treehouse villa, pretty expensive at £405 per night but it was a one off and looked amazing. On arrival there were several cigarette ends in our deck...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Bungaraya for five nights to spoil ourselves at the end of our honeymoon in May. Arriving at the resort we were struck that it felt unloved. The beach was covered in driftwood and litter, the bar where we were given a welcome drink was deserted and tatty, and crumbled leaves were scattered everywhere. It felt like a...

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2Thank Kasia K
San Marcos, Texas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family stayed at Bunga Raya Resort from April 15-20 2017. Prior to staying we read all the reviews and had some concerns. However, we were amazed once we arrived! We were given a quick tour of the resort and driven to our villa on the hill overlooking the ocean. Everything was very well kept and the staff was amazingly...

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York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I spend 5 nights here at the end of our honeymoon to really relax after 12 days of trekking and doing jungle tours and we loved every second. We stayed in one of the treehouse villas (the one with the plunge pool) which had so much space!! The bed was extremely comfortable and very spacious and we...

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Marbella
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

The first impressions are those of a desert island which is a great thing, the bay is beautiful, and has the untouched feel. Arriving by boat of course reinforces this. The resort is generally quiet and you are not bumping into other guests other than at meal time or by the main pool. Our beach villa was nice with a...

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Thank bjm20
TomasAndersen, General Manager at Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear bjm20, Thank you for your comments, I am glad you, generally speaking, had a good time at Bungaraya. As you said the food was good so I presume the food service met you your expectations as well. I am also pleased you met Andrea who was assisting in my absence. We shall continue to work hard on the service...

Darwin, Australia
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

After visiting Sapi, Mamutik and Gaya Island and being disappointed with the amount of other tourists (hundreds), we decided to visit Police Beach on the opposite side of Gaya Island. We arranged a day trip 10am collection from our hotel in Kota Kinabalu and returned to our hotel at 4.30pm. Small bus took us from hotel to Jesselton Point, private...

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Beautiful location and good accomodation located in the jungle - ask for a high number room as the view is stupendous. However, although the staff are extremely friendly (special mention for Eduardo in the grill on the beach) there is still a lot of need for training - small things like no napkins, no cutlery, no salt and pepper and...

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2Thank MairGravatt
TomasAndersen, General Manager at Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear MairGravatt, Thank you for your feedback, we are currently working through some of the issues you mentioned. Training our staff is an on going process and something we have always been proud of. This year has seen a lot of new big properties open up in Kota Kinabalu adding to the already miniscule pool of human resources within hospitality....

Bucks
Reviewed 9 April 2017

We arrived by boat early evening to a stunning sunset and we were looking forward our our well deserved rest. We were met at the jetty and given a quick tour of the resort by gold buggy and our very friendly driver. We arrived at our villa with plunge pool and we're disappointed as it was very tired looking and...

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TomasAndersen, General Manager at Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear BucksGilly, Thank you for your review, as others have recently posted we acknowledge we have some issues which we are currently working through. Bungaraya villas will receive a facelift during the quieter month of 2017 which was always scheduled in. Having said this cleanliness and friendly efficient service has to be evident throughout the resort. Thank you for sharing...

London
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Visited at the end of last year during our family's yearly tour of Asia. We have always loved this place for the immaculate service and beautiful resort setting. We are a simple family who love the rainforest and enjoy being close to the sea on vacation. During our stay, thankfully cleanliness as complained by many other guests was not an...

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
As sensual and exotic as the hibiscus flower that bears its name, Bunga Raya Island Resort is a luxurious jewel set on a coral reef island just off the coast of Borneo. A secluded island hideaway of 47 timbered villas, the resort is framed by white sand beach and virgin jungle. Hillside villas reflect the simplicity of the Borneo architectural style. A hilltop spa blends the finest Traditional Asian and Western treatments using restorative powers of indigenous plants and oils. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa

Address: Polish Bay | Gaya Island, Pulau Gaya 88778, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Pulau Gaya
Price Range: $285 - $548 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 48
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“Stay in a Villa higher up on hill - you can get a shuttle to pick you up and drop you off if you don't want to walk”
DanGapril2017, 10 May 2017 | Read review
“Not sure if all rooms are as tired?”
BucksGilly, 9 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Not all rooms have see view, we had 41, had a partial see view with a pile of drift wood.”
Geraldine554, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Go for the uphill bungalows - like living in the rainforest and we had hornbills outside the window”
pen451, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“plunge pool villa”
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